Month: March 2016

Carlota’s turning 1!!

How has it been a year since this beautiful being has entered our life?  When I first got pregnant I was so excited, but scared at the same time.  Would I be a good mother?  Would I know what to do?  How would my life change?  And the list goes on.  I had no idea what to expect.  Carlota came into our lives and our world has forever changed.  She is such a beautiful soul and I’m so proud to be her mother.

This year has been a whirlwind.  Many firsts,  sleepless nights,  late night online research, play dates, tantrums, pump breaks, diaper changes, tears and smiles.  It has been the best year of my life, but also one of the toughest.  I’m sure all you mothers reading this understand exactly what I’m talking about.

I love experiencing the world through her inquisitive eyes.  Everything is so exciting and new.  She loves playing outside, especially at the park.  If she could go up and down the slide all day she would be very content.  She is miss independent at her daycare.  She likes to explore her surroundings and is chatty Cathy.  We have no idea what she’s saying but she loves to talk.  I wonder where she gets that from.

Her best friend at the moment is our Boston Terrier, Pinxo.  They are best buddies.  She runs after his favorite toy and brings it to him to play.  He loves it.  Not to mention she likes to feed him all her leftovers.  Of course he is her sidekick.  She’s a smart lady.

This weekend we celebrate Carlota’s birthday.  I’m getting all the final touches ready.  As much as she won’t remember it I can’t wait to look back at the photos from this amazing year and tell her all the wonderful memories she has instilled in our minds forever.

I thought I would be the one who would be teaching her about life….but as it turns out, she’s the one teaching me.  I see the world very differently now with her in my life and I am very thankful for my little angel.

I can’t wait to share her first birthday with you.  Thank you for being a part of our journey with us.

With love,

Andrea

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Sun hat:  here, and here //

Top:  Zara (Similar here , here and here) //

Leggings:  here (Other fun ones here and here) //

Cat flats:  Old Navy (Similar here and here) //

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No longer a baby!?!

In just over a week my little angel is going to be one!!!  ONE!!  I still don’t think I can wrap my head around this.  Today was graduation day.  How have I already experienced a graduation with her.  lol.  She graduated from our Mommy & me class and it was such a bitter sweet experience.  I am proud of the little lady she’s becoming and so sad that my tiny baby isn’t so tiny any more.  This class and the mama’s I’ve met have been such a support system for me.  For any first time moms, I couldn’t recommend joining a group like this enough.  Having friends and a support system of people going through the exact same things as you is amazing.  Especially that first year of sleepless nights, new emotions and many firsts.

Lately Carlota has been keeping my hands full.  There are just not enough hours in the day and unfortunately I haven’t had as much time to focus on my blog.  I don’t know how all the mama bloggers do it out there.

Normally you will see the both of us in jeans and a T-shirt but today we got dolled up.  This  shift dress is perfect for any occasion.  I could dress it down or pair it with these boots and hat for a hip night out.  Maybe I need to start planning some more of those soon so that I can wear it more often!!  This clutch is handmade by J c & e and I just love the details. Its perfect for sprucing a simple monochromatic look.

Thanks for stopping by.

With Love,

Andrea

 

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Dress:  COS   (Similar here summer version here) //

Hat: J crew  (Similar here and here) //

Clutch: J c & e  (Similar here and here) //

Boots:  YSL (Similar herehere and here) //

On Carlota:

Dress: Gap (Similar here, here and here) //

Moccs:  Freshly picked  //

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A Spring in my step

As much as I’m missing the cooler weather, Spring is another fun season for fashion.  It’s that time of year where you can start to layer your summer clothing with your winter staples.  You get to mix and match.  Today’s post is all about that.  I’ve paired a summer silk dress with and oversized winter sweater to create a perfect spring look.

This is so simple and it’s a way to create a new dress with two pieces from your closet.  Living in LA I have a few summer dresses that are perfect for days at the beach.  Adding an oversized sweater, vest or chic jacket can transform a beach look into a stylish chic outfit.

Carlota is wearing a Rag to Raches romper.  I’m a sucker for getting Carlota clothing from small online boutiques.  This brand has the hippest rompers for your little ones.  They were recently seen on Shark Tank so I’m sure big things will be happening for this company.

I’ve been looking on Instagram and Etsy for the perfect party favors for Carlota’s first birthday.  I can’t believe she will be 1 at the end of this month.  So much to plan and not enough time.  If any of you have any recommendations please let me know.

With love,

Andrea

 

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Sweater:  COS (Similar here and here) //

Dress:  Anine Bing (Similar here, here and here) //

Purse: Henri Bendel (New Style here and here) //

Sandals: Celine (Similar herehere and here) //

On Carlota

Romper:  Rags to Raches //

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